Chamber Chat May 9, 2014

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Chamber Chat

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Chamber Coffee!

The Chamber Coffee will be Friday, May 16th (date change) at NCK Tech. Mark your calendars to attend! The next Chamber Coffee will be Friday, June 13th at OCCK.

Friday Fest

Come join us Friday, May 23rd from 5:30pm to 8:30pm in downtown Beloit to kick off Memorial Weekend. Stores will be open to shop, live band Scattershot Lane will be performing, beer garden, food and much more! Kick back and relax before the big weekend of activities!

Memorial Day/Homecoming Weekend

Would you like to participate in the Homecoming Memorial Weekend parade? Contact the Chamber office for your pre registration form and one will be sent to you. The parade will take place on Saturday, May 24th at 10am. Lineup will begin at 9am at the corner of 4th & Mill and will be based on a first come first serve basis.

After the parade there will be a picnic in the park at Chautauqua Park. Food will be served by area organizations. If you would like to be a food vendor, contact the Chamber office for more information.

We are in need of organizations/volunteers to help with the parade and in the park. If you would like to volunteer, call the Chamber at 738-2717 or email

American Cancer Society Relay for Life

Join the fight against cancer!
Relay for Life of Mitchell-Osborne County
June 7 – June 8, 2014
Mitchell County Fairgrounds, Beloit, KS

For more information contact 785-346-6497 or email


NCK Tech Students Compete at State Skills USA

Forty-nine students from NCK Tech (North Central Kansas Technical College) participated in the 2014 Kansas Skills USA competition in Wichita on April 23rd – 25th. This annual competition featured more than 1000 students, from Kansas high schools, colleges and universities, competing in 64 leadership and technical skill categories. The top three contestants in each category were determined by written and hands-on skills tests. NCK Tech students earned a total of 23 medals, including 10 Gold, 8 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. Gold medal winners in each category earned the right to compete at the National Skills USA Championships, to be held in Kansas City in June.
Skills USA is a national organization that annually serves over 320,000 trade, technical, industrial, and health occupation students in public high schools and two and four-year colleges. The partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives works together to establish industry standards and determine the skills required to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The organization promotes quality education, leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development, as well as superior work skills and ethical standards.
The NCK Tech students, programs and hometowns are listed.

NCK Tech 2014 State Skills USA Competition Results:

Auto Parts Management
2nd – Kiowa Higdon (Hays) – HS
2nd – Logan Key (Hays)
3rd – Trevor Schmidt (Hays)

Automotive Refinishing Technology
1st – Chris Hadsall (Maple Hill)

Automotive Service Technology
2nd – Blake Seitz (Hays)

Collision Repair Technology
2nd – Dawson Dittmer (Linn)

Computer Maintenance Technology
1st – Cris Hayes (Beloit)

Electronics Technology
1st – Matthew Gamble (Scott City)
2nd – Mark Kershner (Beloit)
3rd – Mary Graf (Onaga)

Industrial Motor Controls
1st – Derek Legleiter (Hays)
3rd – Sean Stevens (Hays)

Medical Math
1st – Landon Younger (Ellis) – HS
2nd – Adam Kober (Hays) – HS

Medical Terminology
3rd – Amber McAllister (Hill City)

Telecommunications and Cabling
1st – John Haist (Miltonvale)
2nd – Brian Johnson (Lebanon)

1st – Curtiss Anderson (Glen Elder)
2nd – Isaac Dreiling (Pfeifer)
3rd – Austin Chavez (Baldwin City)

Welding Fabrication Team
1st – Joel Hayes (Rose Hill)
Joseph Pfeifer (Hays)
Jacob Arnold (Bennington)

LMC Seeking Applications

Future Leaders Wanted: Do you know of someone who would benefit from Leadership Mitchell County? The LMC Board will soon be accepting applications for next year’s class. Nominate an employee, co-worker or friend so that they can share in the experience and grow and develop their leadership potential. Applications are available from any LMC Board member or on the website For more information you can contact Mallory Wittstruck at 785-738-7388.

NCK Tech Golf Tournament

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Color Run to Cure Cancer Run/Walk Event

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Chamber Checks

Need a gift for a teacher, friend, family or co-worker? A great way to keep your dollars local is with Chamber Checks! Spendable at over 75 Chamber businesses, Chamber Checks make wonderful gifts and employee incentives. These gift certificates are easy to use, just like checks. Businesses, if you receive Chamber Checks you deposit them with your daily deposits just like a normal check. Chamber Checks are spent exclusively with Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce merchants adding to the local economy.

8 Man Pep Rally

As many of you already know, the 29th Annual Kansas 8-Man All-Star Football Games are scheduled for Saturday, June 7th at Trojan Field in Beloit beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Pep Rally & Ice Cream Social for the players, coaches and fans on Friday, June 7th, between 2:00pm –3:00 p.m., in downtown Beloit.

Over 90 players and coaches will be introduced, signing autographs, playing games and treated to free ice cream. There will be kid’s games, giveaways, and much much more. This is a great way to come and help celebrate the best of the best in 8-Man football.

We would like ALL businesses to decorate with the 8-man team colors, which are GREEN, GOLD, RED, AND BLUE. Feel free to be creative  Let’s show everyone how proud we are to be hosting the 8-Man games in Beloit!

If you would like to help sponsor the 8 man pep rally, contact the Chamber office for more information at 785-738-2717 or by email at


Friday, May 23, 2014, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, May 16th from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
North Central Kansas Technical College
Beloit Campus, Hwy 24, Beloit, KS


Approximately 1900 Square Feet – 3 Bedrooms – 3 Full Baths
Outer Dimensions 64 ft. long x 30 ft. deep
Nice size kitchen with abundant cabinets, large island, dining area
Living Room; Oak Hardwood Floors in Dining & Living area
Master Bedroom has adjoining bath with walk-in Onyx shower with 2 heads and
large walk-in closet
Utility room with full bath
Beautiful solid Oak interior woodwork; Mission Style Oak Cabinets
Pella High Performance, Low E glass windows
Ornate Pella entry door system
Top of the line plumbing fixtures
AM/FM with CD Stereo System throughout the house
13-inch Fiberglass Insulation in ceilings
2×6 Exterior sidewalls with six (6) inch insulation
Interior walls insulated for soundproofing
High quality floor coverings
Ceramic tile work in kitchen, utility and all bathrooms

Gerald Zimmer, Auctioneer FOR A PERSONALIZED TOUR

CONTACT: Mike Cheney, Beloit Campus (785) 738-9030
Monday through Friday for an Appointment.
After hours or on weekends call:
Mike at (785) 658-5728 or Brandi Zimmer at (785) 545-6031
Visit our Website to see pictures of the progress made on the house throughout the year at:
Check out the full list of features, a floor plan and progress photos at:

Have Any Exciting News to Share?

The Chamber wants to help spread the word about your business. “Noteworthy News” is your opportunity to do just that. It’s a great way to inform other Chamber members about anything that’s new within your organization. Fill us in on what’s happening from staff changes to a new product or service. Send it to by Thursday afternoons and I will include it in Chamber Chat!

Save the Date!

The NCK Tech 50th Anniversary Celebration will begin with a “Golden Opportunities” Dinner and Auction event on
Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Don’t miss the opportunity to sponsor the event, donate to the auction and celebrate with us!!

Celebration Events:
5K Walk/Run
Alumni Luncheon
Golden Opportunities Dinner and Auction

Visit our website:
for 5K Registration, Sponsorship and Donation Opportunities and Ticket Order forms.

Questions? Contact Mari Tucker at or 785-738-9051.

Thank You for renewing your Membership
The following businesses have reinvested in the community through the Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce.
 Law Office of Scott D. Wright, L.L.C./Mitchell County Abstracts

Calendar of Events

Sunday, May 11th – 10am – St. John’s Graduation
Sunday, May 11th – 2pm – Beloit High Graduation
Monday, May 12th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Monday, May 12th – 7pm – les Trompettes de Lyon – Muni – Presented by Beloit Area Concert Assoc.
Tuesday, May 13th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, May 13th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, May 14th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 15th – 12:30pm – SVED Board Meeting – NCRP
Thursday, May 15th – Last day of school for St. John’s
Thursday, May 15th – 5:30pm – LMC Alumni Event – Country Club
Friday, May 16th – 9am-10:30am – Chamber Coffee – NCK Tech
Friday, May 16th – NCK Tech Commencement
Tuesday, May 20th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 21st – 9:30am – Beloit Ministerial Alliance
Wednesday, May 21st – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, May 22nd – Last day of school for Beloit
Friday, May 23rd – 5:30pm-8:30pm – Friday Fest – Downtown Beloit
Friday, May 23rd – 7pm – NCK Tech House Auction
Saturday, May 24th – 7am – S & S Drug Color Run to Cure Cancer – Downtown Beloit
Saturday, May 24th – 10am – Memorial Day Parade
Saturday, May 24th – 2pm – Talking Tombstones – Mitchell Co Historical Society North Annex
Saturday, May 24th – 8pm – Cruz N Mill Street
Sunday, May 25th – 2pm – Talking Tombstones – Mitchell Co Historical Society North Annex
Sunday, May 25th – 2pm – Derby Mayhem – Solomon Valley Raceway
Monday, May 26th – Chamber Office Closed
Tuesday, May 27th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, May 28th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Monday, June 2nd – 7pm – Mitchell County Fair Board – Guaranty State Bank
Tuesday, June 3rd – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Wednesday, June 4th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, June 5th – 11am – Mitchell County Tourism – Plum Creek
Friday, June 6th – 8:30am – Golf 4 NCK Tech Golf Tournament – Beloit Country Club
Friday, June 6th – 2pm – 8-Man Football Pep Rally – Downtown Beloit
Saturday, June 7th – 10am – 8-Man Football All-Star Games – Trojan Stadium
Monday, June 9th – 7pm – Mitchell County Historical Society – Legion Annex
Tuesday, June 10th – Noon – Rotary – Trail Room, Muni
Tuesday, June 10th – 7pm – Cassiopeia
Wednesday, June 11th – Noon – Lions Club – NCK Tech
Thursday, June 12th – Noon – Chamber Board Meeting
Friday, June 13th – 9am – Chamber Coffee – OCCK

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